Shopping today? Scouting for Black Friday sales?I'm always on the lookout for great holiday gift deals. Macy's doesn't pay me, but they should, because it's pretty much my favorite place to shop and I particularly appreciate the huge discounts they offer these days. Add to that the various coupons . . .
Yes, I'm still talking about budget-friendly Christmas gifts. Here's a limited time sale I wanted to share, with many individual gift items well under $10: Wallflowers help our home smell great If you're a fan of Bath and Body Works products, their sales are unbeatable. Many gift ideas under . . .
Black Friday's a comin' and it's time for one of my annual holiday gift guides. Since holiday decorations are already up, I don't feel at all guilty about it, either.Fat, glossy catalogs are arriving daily and I have to admit that I like paging through them much better than I like reading catalogs . . .
We're going shopping today! The Diva's looking for bargains, which means a CLOSE look at everything. And some tried and true tips from a world-class shopper--moi!-- along the way.Bright, vivid colors are everywhere, as they should be in June, the first month of summer. They're temptingly beautiful . . .
Fashion fascinates me. Riveted to Project Runway every season, I wonder how designers come up with some of the things they do. Especially those that are...shall we say.... on the edge. Literally.So when I ran across a few odd fashion statements, I had to ask myself, do I love these? or hate them? . . .
There's nothing as much fun as a visit to the store, Anthropologie*, especially in spring. Their women's clothing, accessories and home decor are a little idiosyncratic and a lot fun. S. and I enjoyed some time in Tampa's store last January, but the spring/summer line is as good. Walk through with . . .
The children of the desert--kids who belong to nomadic Berber family--fascinated me. Here we were in the middle of nowhere (or so it seemed to us) and these kids would appear over a dune. They live with their parents in rough tents and huts, living off of the goats and sheep the families raise, . . .
Long flights.We all dread them, but if you want to visit exotic places, there's no avoiding them.There are, however, some ways to make them as comfy as possible and I've learned them the hard way.Our trip to Morocco started with an 11-hour trip to Paris, hen a couple hour layover followed by three . . .
Short on money but still want to give Christmas gifts? Consider a personal services gift certificate, for services done by--that's right--YOU.Everyone's got a talent of some sort. Offer to cook a meal, wash a dog, organize a kitchen, put up some shelves, edit a resume or even iron. These are . . .
It takes creative, clever shopping to stay within budget, especially $10 or less. I absolutely love stores like TJMaxx, Marshalls, Home Goods and Old Navy. Bath and Body Works is a treasure trove of inexpensive gifts, as well. Choose carefully at Sephora --usually their house brands--and you might . . .